1. General Model Information

Name: landscape scale forest simulator

Acronym: MOSAIC

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: forestry
Organization level: landscape
Type of model: 2D, Markov chain
Main application:
Keywords: landscape, GIS, Markov, semi-Markov, forest succession, gap model


Miguel F. Acevedo
Institute of Applied Sciences and Department of Geography
University of North Texas,
Texas 76203

email: acevedo@unt.edu



Development of a landscape scale forest simulator (MOSAIC) based on the use of DYNLAYER at every cell and coupled to the GRASS GIS for display, data management and spatial analysis.
In cooperation with D.L. Urban, Duke University. Researcher: Magdiel Ablan.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and H.H. Shugart. 1996.Models of Forest Dynamics based on roles of tree species.
Ecological Modelling. In press.
Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban, and M. Ablan. 1995.Transition and gap models of forest dynamics.
Ecological Applications. 5(4):1040-1055.
Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and M. Ablan. 1995.Landscape scale forest dynamics: GIS, gap and transition models.
In: Goodchild M.F., L.T. Steyaert, B.O. Parks M.P. Crane, C.A. Johnston, D.R. Maidment and S. Glendinning. GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues. Chapter 33 pp 181-185. GIS World, Fort Collins, Colorado.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

Environmental Modeling Laboratory (EML)

VI. Additional remarks

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